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Art and Art History Open House at Colorado State University

ArtOpenHouse_UCAIn conjunction with the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art grand opening, the Art and Art History Department will celebrate the visual arts at CSU with an open house, welcoming the community to see galleries, classrooms, and studio spaces in the Visual Arts Building. The open house takes place on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. – noon at the Visual Arts Building located at 200 Lake St.

“We are very excited to open our spaces to correspond with the Gregory Allicar Museum opening later in the day, and celebrate the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester, said Suzanne Faris, chair of the Department of Art and Art History. “The department has not had an open house in many years making this a great opportunity to invite our friends, new and old, and perhaps those we have not met yet, to get a better sense of who we are and what we have to offer.”

Art faculty, staff, and graduate students will be present in studios and classrooms, answer questions, and show guests around. Additionally, student art organizations will have informational tables, and the Artstream Nomadic Trailer will be parked on the south side of the Visual Art Building.

The morning also provides a preview of The Collaboration Project exhibition in the Hatton Gallery, a joint project orchestrated by artist and alum Eugene Schilling, with work by Nora McBride, Henry Blount, Abel Tilahun, Ian Wilkerson, Stephen Quiller, Barbara Leyendecker, James Fuller, and Randy Pjoan.

Additionally, as part of the Contemporary Ceramics exhibition at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center, feature artists Matthew Metz and Sam Harvey will give ceramics demonstrations in the CSU pottery studio from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The ceramics exhibition, curated by CSU professors Sanam Emami and Del Harrow, opens Sept. 9, and registration for the demonstration is available at
“This will be an incredible weekend of art at Colorado State University, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it,” added Faris!

September 10 Schedule:
• 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Ceramics demonstrations. Registration required:
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Art and Art History Department Open House, Visual Arts Building. Free parking available via Lake Street immediately south of the Visual Art Building.
• 11:30 p.m.: Food trucks available in the CSU Annual Flower Trial Gardens
• 1 – 4 p.m.: Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening, Gregory Allicar Museum of Art